The DPLA is a free platform that makes a number of digital collections and archives from across the country available on one site.
“It’s not very often you get to build a new library,” says Dan Cohen, DPLA executive director, in a blog. “It’s an incredibly rare opportunity to build something like the Digital Public Library of America—to shape a new, open portal to knowledge and wonder.”
The site allows users to explore by a regular search, by place, by date, or to view whatever special exhibitions the library may be offering.
PBS holds public screening of American Indian virtual museum
By Leslie Stratmoen
Bob Connolly is the assistant general manager for Wyoming PBS. He said the project is called the Wind River Virtual Museum; and it brings together tribal elders from both the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes of the nearby reservation to talk about Indian artifacts that otherwise are lost to future generations because they’re housed in far-away museums.
He said it took about five years to get the project done, which started with a grant of about $100,000, and in-kind support that brought the total cost to about $150,000. The process will be featured in an upcoming Wyoming PBS show. “Lived History: The Story of the Wind River Virtual Museum” will air on Tuesday, May 14, at 7:30.
Below: "Dakota quillwork leather vest (1890-1899), Minnesota Historical Society. Part of the History of Survivance exhibit."